An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It handles the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of apps if several run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans feature three Linux distributions which you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the main reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have produced a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.